Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of Indian wildlife in their natural habitat

Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of…

South Asia’s most teeming nation is a veritable fusion of attractive places, lush landscapes and an ancient culture steeped in history and rituals. Architectural masterpieces of historic dynasties dot various states. India’s rich heritage together with its flourishing bio diversity showcases the beauty of the country. The city of Hyderabad offe…
Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along the Captivating Kerala Backwaters

Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along t…

Often called the Asian equivalent of the American Bayou, the Kerala backwaters are an expansive network of intricate waterways that include five lakes, forty rivers and a host of canals that span half the length of its home state. Stretching across over 900km the labyrinth of lakes, rivers, inlets and creeks form a truly magnificent eco system and …
Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of wonders

Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of…

Positioned just a short drive away from the beautiful Whitley Bay, the impressive Blue Reef Aquarium is ideally located in the North East coastal city of Tynemouth. It is a great place to discover how life goes on under the ocean. The Blue Reef Aquarium is a modern aquarium showcasing marine life in a new and exciting way. It has been designed and …
Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in Male

Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in M…

  No one would think that the decorative specs on the Indian Ocean would on close scrutiny turn out to be such resplendent islands full of tourist attractions. However, that is precisely what the Maldives is like. It has over twenty six tiny atolls or islands, which are governed separately but are a cohesive part of Maldives. Most of the festi…
Medical Tourism – Dental Care & Dentists in Bohput

Medical Tourism – Dental Care …

The Thai island of Koh Samui might have garnered a reputation for its idyllic beaches and pristine oceans, but it is also gaining popularity for another feature that is quite unique; medical tourism! Offering reasonably priced and international standard medical care, Koh Samui and such coastal areas as Bohput are also known for their high standards…
Family Travel to Philippines

Family Travel to Philippines…

The multicultural nation of Philippines presents an ideal destination for a family holiday. The suitable areas for families visiting the country include Boracay Island, Central Visayas and the National Capital Region Cebu. You may visit the most popular beach in Boracay, known as the White Beach which is famed for its spectacular sunsets and pristi…

How is Cinnamon Manufactured? Find Out – The Metamorphosis of a Scented Brown Bark

Commercially speaking Brazil, India and the Carribean islands grow and export cinnamon off the Ceylon Cinnamon tree. However, Sri Lanka is one of the largest producers of Ceylon Cinnamon as it is an herb, an ingredient for perfume and a spice from a local perspective. From its beginnings in the hill country, cinnamon has now made its way into coastal areas and resides happily in plots of land adjacent to a Kalutara resort as well as it does in gardens in Matale and Belihul Oya. Hence, don’t be surprised if your guided tour during your stay at AVANI Kalutara includes a visit to a cinnamon cultivation as it is probably a short drive away.

Typically it is best that cinnamon is grown in areas where there is sufficient rainfall but where the land is not waterlogged. The trees or more so the bushes; since they are trimmed and maintained at low heights to assist in harvesting generally prosper when there is ample shade. It is a unique oil that exists in the bark of these trees that makes cinnamon so special. When grown under the necessary conditions, the output of the cinnamon bush is considered to be at its peak. Skilled labour is employed to peel the barks off the cinnamon trees soon after the rainy season, as that is when the barks peel off better.

The cinnamon bark then needs to be dried completely, which is when these flat pieces of brown bark start curling in to what is called a quill. The cinnamon quills are then cut into shorter pieces making them handy for packing and selling. As an alternative, the peeled cinnamon bark is crushed into a powder as opposed to the quills such that they may be used in cooking or for scenting bath products.

Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.


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